Key Note Speaker

Be still when you have nothing to say but when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. ( D. H. Lawrence) mutato nomine de te fabula narratur.

All you need do is change the name and it’s about YOU, this story’ (Horace) Stories produce hours of vital conversation for you, your colleagues clients and company. Sets transformation in motion. A short-short story is like the flair of a match. It can destroy or create depending on how we use it.

I spoke at Kaeilo Stories of Hope on how stories speak to corporate social responsibility. And at a Quality Life Women’s Leadership Conference. And at a Dairy Herd conference. And at St Patrick’s CBC, and at the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants Conference. What are your needs?

Stories to the Power of 7

Stuck in the mud? Same old …same old?
The Story Road with Dr Dorian Haarhoff
offers you 7 ways to get on the path again
and travel across mountains and rivers to your destination.
in 49 minutes ( 7 x 7)
let Dorian the Storyman show you how to
re-story and re-imagine your life and work
Dorian is story- teller, speaker, writer, mentor and ex Professor of English

Story Dice

Story Dice

Dr Dorian Haarhoff is an outstanding and exciting presenter and holds his audience (any age) captive. The wealth of material that he has at his disposal can be tailor-made to suit any situation (Maureen Dale).

Oom Schalk Bosman

Bosman (1905–1951) is a great South African short-story writer. Through his character, Oom Schalk Lourens, story-teller extraordinaire and veld philosopher, Bosman presents an entertaining commentary on rural life in the early 20th century.

Let Dorian regale you with tales of the Oom’s antics with leopards, stargazing, ox wagons. peach brandy, love potions and marathons. Dorian has climbed inside Oom Schalk’s persona in many countries.

That was a marathon remembering – all those stories, remembered and retold so well. You had us all captivated from the first yank of the trousers and snort of the nose, even before you put your hat on I have had wonderful feedback from the evening . You were a most satisfactory oom Schalk and delighted the audience with all his foibles, which so accurately mirror our own… And a mouthorgan maestro as well – a man of many parts. What a wonderful gift to give to Hospice – your talent and time and all-round awesomeness (Patricia McNaught Davis Events, Media and Marketing, Hospice Somerset West).

Oom Schalk Lourens

Oom Schalk Lourens

When Dorian tells stories he walks on water ( Prof James Palmer, Univ of Colorado).